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AIDS Impact conference 2009

22 September 2009

Start :

22 September 2009

End :

25 September 2009

Location :



The 9th International AIDS Impact  Conference will be held in Gaborone, Botswana at the Grand Palm Hotel from 22 to 25 September 2009.

AIDS Impact is specifically devoted to human and social sciences in the field of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The HSRC CEO Dr Olive Shisana and Bridgette Prince, the international liaison officer in the Office of the CEO, both serve on the scientific committee for this conference.

Registration and abstract submission


Registration and abstract submissions are now open via the Aids Impact website.

Submitting your abstract:

  • Once registered, you will be able to login to the website to submit abstracts for the conference. If you have not yet registered you will need to do so in order to submit an abstract.
  • A rule of 2 applies. Every registered delegate may be the presenting author on 2 abstracts. There are no restrictions on numbers of abstracts that a delegate can appear as an author.
  • Two types of abstracts are possible. Research based abstracts describes empirical studies (qualitatave or quantitative). Issue based abstracts describes an issue.

Key Dates: In order to prepare well in advance the organisers have identified the following key dates. This relates specifically to the call for abstracts and the review process.

Abstract Deadline: 1st May 2009

General: Abstracts are to be submitted in English only.  They must not have been published or presented previously. A rule of two first authored abstracts per delegate operates (delegates can be co-authors on multiple abstracts).  Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words.

The conference will have limited space in the programme to provide for early morning, lunch time and early evening satellite sessions.

Satellite session reservations and enquiries will commence soon.

Please diarise this event in Botswana and check the official website for updates as and when they become available: